Free Shred And Electronic Recycling Day Scheduled For Nov. 19

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The John F. Germ Recycling Center at Orange Grove, 460 Dodson Ave., will host the annual, “Free Shred and Electronic Recycling Day”  on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. for all residents, local businesses and anyone wishing to securely destroy and recycle their unwanted paper materials and computers.  This year, they are also collecting clothing, shoes, purses, belts and other unwanted personal accessories.

There is no limit to the amount to what you drop off.  Everything from boxes to truckloads of paper materials will be accepted.  For electronics, computers are accepted, but no televisions.  Orange Grove ventured into secure document destruction nearly three years ago with the tagline, “Better Shred than Read.”  Features of the program include: 

·      Locked bins to secure confidential documents

·      Collection trucks are equipped with GPS

·      Closed-circuit video monitoring of all shredding 

·      Twenty-four hour security monitoring, and video storage for 90 days

·      Paper is shredded to 5/16” (smaller than 5/8” industry standard)

·      Shredding process meets stringent federal specifications

·      Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) Business Associate Agreements provided

Orange Grove is an active member of the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) and the Secured Document Alliance (SDA). For more information about shredding, contact Misti Gipson, at 493-2949.  For more information about electronic recycling, contact Tammy Hustad, at 493-2927.

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